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Posted on Sep 05, 2008 at 12:28 AM

Years ago, I decided that I needed to figure out the odds of finding a good match, so I decided to figure the odds, using simple math. So, I started with the 6,000,000 people in the Houston area. I divided that into half to eliminate the men. That left 3,000,000 women in the greater Houston area I subtracted out 90 percent of those as being too young, or too old. That left 300,000 as being in the right age range. I subtracted out 2/3 of those as being not smart enough That left 100,000 who were the right sex, right age, and smart enough Then I eliminated those that were not good looking enough, either in face or figure. I tried to be generous here and only took out 1/2. That left 50,000 who were the right sex, the right age, smart enough and good looking enough. Then I took out those that were not emotionally stable enough. All of the drama queens, and other personality disorders. A shrink friend of mine said that would probably eliminate about 50 percent, so that left 25,000 Then I eliminated those that I would not be sexually compatible with, either in frequency, interest, etc. That took out about another 50 percent, leaving about 12,000 Then I eliminated those with personalities that were not compatible, leaving 6,000 Then I eliminated those who were already married, in a relationship, or otherwise not available, leaving 2,000 And then those that were too far away to be with them and still work. One cannot commute 1.5 hours each way for long. leaving 1,000 Then I eliminated those that would not like me, for whatever reason, including those listed above. leaving 200 I decided to stop having adding more requirements, like wanting a girl who wore cowboy boots and jeans, or being a stripper, because the numbers are not looking good. Then I calculated the probability of ever meeting any of those people which eliminated 190 people, leaving only 10 I interviewed the ten, and found out that some wanted guys with big hands, some wanted a male dancer, some wanted a bu*tt polisher, some wanted Elvis, some wanted a cowboy, a Harley man, a macho whatever, one wanted a guy with a strong back and a weak mind, a studmuffin, etc. etc. etc. Leaving only one, name withheld. And, bless her little pea picking heart, she said WHAT!!! DO YOU THINK I AM CRAZY??? If you were the last man on earth,,,,,,,,,, Actually she used the term freeeking Crazy, but wasn't sure what that meant, so I edited it out. SO, I decided that either I must become bi-sexual, which as Woody Allen says, will double your chances for a date, or go for any woman between 18 and 88, or include the 500 pounders, or be a monk, or just join the other people who suffer from LONS. Thats my story,,,,,It appears that the odds are horrible if you have many requirements at all. OH, I FORGOT. I didn't put in my Stacy Kiebler look alike requirement. So sorry about that, name withheld, your didn't make the cut. Now lets hear your take on the odds. btw ladies, if you want a guy who loves opera and is a millionaire, you might better figure the odds first and have few other requirements. lololol

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Posted on Sep 10, 2008 at 08:45 AM

Sizzlin, I was hesitating on your offer until I read about "FREE AIR SUPPLY "LOVE SONGS" CD", now I am ready to order. Please send mine by overnight mail. Oh, I did have one question. Is there any particular reason that the woman comes with a BLINDFOLD!!??? lololol

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Posted on Sep 10, 2008 at 08:41 AM

Well Robtest, I do play a mean air guitar, although my grand daugher is much better than I at guitar hero. Would that count as a musical talent??

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Posted on Sep 09, 2008 at 09:09 AM

Because I enjoy your blogs, and sarcastic humor... I'm willing to give you the answer on how to find someone that's just right for you..... and I'm going to give it to you for FREE! This is where I'd have sappy infomercial music playing and disclaimers plastered across the screen stating that my free answer cannot be held against me, and that this is for entertainment purposes only so you can't sue me, and a zillion other things you can't read with the naked eye. Based on your 6 million person elimination, you'd have to get down to the final 10 before applying my tried, and true method to finding that special someone. Once the 10 have been established, you have all of them meet you at a local hotel where you've rented a small banquet/convention room. Have the ladies form a large circle around you. (You're already standing in the middle of the room with a blindfold on.) Then start eliminating them one by one by doing the following steps. You'll be chanting the following phrase, over and over, while turning in a clock-wise position. Every time the chant ends the person your body is facing is eliminated. Speak loud and clear saying: EENIE--MEENIE--MINIE--MO--YOU'RE A BIT**, BUT SHE'S A HO! That's it! That's all there is to it! Within minutes you'll be down to that one special girl that's just right for you!Peel off your blindfold and see the gal you've been looking for your whole life! (it gave you goose bumps, didn't it??) The next thing you'd see would be the man and the woman. She'd be wearing a "I'm not the HO!" t-shirt included in your package. I'd have couples cuddling, laughing, skipping while holding hands, and doing 'coupley' things while a sappy outdated love song by Air Supply plays the same verse over and over. The time clock would be counting down on the screen for you to take advantage of my one time, special, super deluxe, brand new, never to be offered again, bonus buying OFFER!!! The price of $79.99 would be on screen with a big slash through it. The one time price of $29.99 would flash on screen. You can try it risk free, THAT'S RIGHT, RISK FREE! If you're not satisfied simply fill out the 4 required forms, along with pic ID, proof of payment, your first child's baby footprint, and a note from your mother, to the return address given to you. All returns will be promptly credited back to you. Please allow the standard 6-8 months for processing your return before making an inquiry. All returns will be void if inquiries are made prior to stated processing time. BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE! WE'RE SO SURE YOU'LL LOVE THIS PRODUCT THAT WE'RE GOING TO THROW IN A FREE AIR SUPPLY "LOVE SONGS" CD, ALONG WITH A CUSTOM MADE, ONE OF A KIND,ONE SIZE FITS ALL, MASS PRODUCED, CUSTOM FIT FOR YOUR FACE, BLINDFOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAREFULLY CRAFTED,STYLISH, LUXURIOUS, PLASTIC, BLINDFOLD CARRYING CASE WITH 24KGP MONOGRAM STICKERS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR CASE. I can't help but think how many people would actually try and order that if it was on television! YIKES! All these million dollar ideas.... Sigh! take care.

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Posted on Sep 07, 2008 at 11:27 PM

Thank you AAAplus.

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Posted on Sep 07, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Quoting thenewman: Well wwww you can practice a Woody Allen saying... "The good thing about being bi sexual is that it doubles your chance of a date on Saturday night". lol....G

That is under consideration newman. I could also extend my age limit to 99 - still breathing a requirement.

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Posted on Sep 07, 2008 at 09:37 AM

Quoting wwww12345: But Rob, I would hate the opera. I am a old rock and roll fan, and those women are all interested in the band. lol

Sorry, I took your last line in the OP to mean that you were a millionaire and liked opera! ROFLMAO BTW, I did think that was an odd comment coming from you! But you are of the age where you can call yourself eccentric! Of course you can watch the tickets for opera/musicals and pick the right ones. Last couple that I went to were the one that Elton John wrote called 'Aida' and Lord of the Rings! I am not that musically talented either, but do a search sometime on "Strum String" ... Looks like an instrument we might be able to get into after a couple good shots of tequila!!! It does kinda have a country twang, but hell, a Texan or a TN boy could probably make due... :o)

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Posted on Sep 07, 2008 at 07:46 AM

Do you know that I only sign in to read your blog? I could not stop laughing.......still...lol Actually, I have just changed my profile based on what I experienced due to the criteria setting you outlined. Just wanted to drop you a congrats line ...this was great as usual.

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Posted on Sep 06, 2008 at 03:13 PM

But Rob, I would hate the opera. I am a old rock and roll fan, and those women are all interested in the band. lol

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Posted on Sep 06, 2008 at 04:22 AM

I agree. It seems that this is what happens. Now that I have been playing this game a little longer than some, my math has shifted (and the selection process). Like you. I really do not want to leave this area full time. This has dramatically affected the numbers that I have to choose from. But, that is what I have learned that I want. In the meantime, I am still have fun and learning more about me and others who are playing this same game.

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Posted on Sep 05, 2008 at 04:29 PM

Quoting _HONEY: Dear wwww12345: You are doing the right thing, looking online. Now you have access to the entire world. What are those odds? _Honey

Well, there are six billion people in the whole world, so that would increase the odds by three zero's at every step listed. So, instead of 200, you would have 200,000. However you would lose a huge percentage due to being GUD, geographical undesirable, probable more that 99 percent,. Being willing to relocate greatly increases the odds, I really mean greatly. You would actually be more available than someone in my own town that lives 1.5 hours away. Thus, being willing to relocate is as important as looks in increasing your odds (probability). inmyhumbleopinion. How about that? Now let's see, what else can I give up.

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Posted on Sep 05, 2008 at 04:21 PM

As always 4W's, that is a very creative use of math. Personally, I think you should leave the "age requirement" to the discretion of the female and increase your odds substantially !!! But you always have the option of going solo to the opera hanging out by the bar at intermission and seeing what happens! The old line of "What's a nice woman like you doing in a place like this" might work well there... :o)

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Posted on Sep 05, 2008 at 08:16 AM

would still breathing be a step in the right direction... Geeze struck out in most catagories...

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Posted on Sep 05, 2008 at 04:01 AM

Eheh. I'd be in negative numbers, I'm afriad, because I'd have to eliminate myself from the gentleman's lists first, for several of the factors mentioned above (being overweight would be one of the first ones--that would kill about 90% of my chances right there). ^^;

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Posted on Sep 05, 2008 at 01:59 AM

Quoting wwww12345: Years ago, I decided that I needed to figure out the odds of finding a good match, so I decided to figure the odds, using simple math. So, I started with the 6,000,000 people in the Houston area. I divided that into half to eliminate the men. That left 3,000,000 women in the greater Houston area I subtracted out 90 percent of those as being too young, or too old. That left 300,000 as being in the right age range. I subtracted out 2/3 of those as being not smart enough That left 100,000 who were the right sex, right age, and smart enough Then I eliminated those that were not good looking enough, either in face or figure. I tried to be generous here and only took out 1/2. That left 50,000 who were the right sex, the right age, smart enough and good looking enough. Then I took out those that were not emotionally stable enough. All of the drama queens, and other personality disorders. A shrink friend of mine said that would probably eliminate about 50 percent, so that left 25,000 Then I eliminated those that I would not be sexually compatible with, either in frequency, interest, etc. That took out about another 50 percent, leaving about 12,000 Then I eliminated those with personalities that were not compatible, leaving 6,000 Then I eliminated those who were already married, in a relationship, or otherwise not available, leaving 2,000 And then those that were too far away to be with them and still work. One cannot commute 1.5 hours each way for long. leaving 1,000 Then I eliminated those that would not like me, for whatever reason, including those listed above. leaving 200 I decided to stop having adding more requirements, like wanting a girl who wore cowboy boots and jeans, or being a stripper, because the numbers are not looking good. Then I calculated the probability of ever meeting any of those people which eliminated 190 people, leaving only 10 I interviewed the ten, and found out that some wanted guys with big hands, some wanted a male dancer, some wanted a bu*tt polisher, some wanted Elvis, some wanted a cowboy, a Harley man, a macho whatever, one wanted a guy with a strong back and a weak mind, a studmuffin, etc. etc. etc. Leaving only one, name withheld. And, bless her little pea picking heart, she said WHAT!!! DO YOU THINK I AM CRAZY??? If you were the last man on earth,,,,,,,,,, Actually she used the term freeeking Crazy, but wasn't sure what that meant, so I edited it out. SO, I decided that either I must become bi-sexual, which as Woody Allen says, will double your chances for a date, or go for any woman between 18 and 88, or include the 500 pounders, or be a monk, or just join the other people who suffer from LONS. Thats my story,,,,,It appears that the odds are horrible if you have many requirements at all. OH, I FORGOT. I didn't put in my Stacy Kiebler look alike requirement. So sorry about that, name withheld, your didn't make the cut. Now lets hear your take on the odds. btw ladies, if you want a guy who loves opera and is a millionaire, you might better figure the odds first and have few other requirements. lololol

Puff!!! There I go! Do you see what you did? You went too far on your math calculation of 'elimination'...lol!

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Posted on Sep 05, 2008 at 01:19 AM

Dear wwww12345: You are doing the right thing, looking online. Now you have access to the entire world. What are those odds? _Honey

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